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The key difference between core strength and core stability

Core strength and core stability are two terms that are frequently used interchangeably in discussions concerning the training of your core musculature, or trunk musculature. Many people use both of these components during their training regime and workouts, however they do not always fully understand the difference between these two […]

Client Spotlight: Steve

Steve, 59, a WPA healthcare partner from Warmley, Bristol. Steve, who coaches cricket at Knowle Cricket Club, had a knee replacement after suffering several injuries during years of sport. The former professional cricketer worked with Chris to get fit safely – and found the workout actually eased the pain. He […]

Client spotlight: Jacky

Jacky, 41, a software consultant, Redfield, Bristol. Jacky used to work out regularly until she injured her back in 2008. Left in agony, she was unable to move or work for a time, and feared she would never regain her previous fitness level. But within six months of working with […]

Client spotlight: Ian

Ian , 71, a retired orthopaedic surgeon from Bristol. Ian has seen his fitness improve with age since working with Chris. He has lost some weight, toned up and can compete reasonably well in some sports against people 30 years his junior. He has increased the pull ups he can do […]

Tips for exercising with lower back pain

If you suffer from lower back pain, it’s important that you take steps to exercise safely and carefully in order to prevent further injury. Many people shy away from exercise when suffering from back pain, but avoiding exercise altogether can exasperate the problem as well as lead to other conditions […]

Forget sit-ups: two better exercises to boost core strength

Getting ‘better’ abs seems to be an obsession for many of today’s newcomers to fitness training. There are countless TV and internet adverts promising better functioning and stronger abs if you just buy their magical device or perform endless sit-ups and crunch-type exercises.

Exercise for fitness – the first steps

All of us would love to get that little bit fitter. Whether it’s for health reasons, to tone up or to have a better general level of fitness – exercise is one of the best ways. If you want to start making lifestyle changes and regularly exercise for fitness, that’s […]

Is a clean eating diet the key to your nutritional health?

Clean eating diets have experienced a gradual increase in popularity over the years, and it might be time to consider if this diet would be good for you. Many people love the fact that with a clean eating diet you still get to eat plenty of food and the same […]

Why core strength is so important for rugby players

Many fitness experts talk about core strength as a crucial component for all-round fitness for anyone. For rugby players, whether they favour league or union, possessing good core strength is absolutely vital.

What’s your opinion of non specific low back pain by Dr Stuart McGill

The niggling lower back twinge or pain is often difficult for many health professionals to not only diagnose, but to also recommend an exercise regime that will help alleviate the pain and get to the root cause of the issue.

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